- Location: Cleveland, OH
- League: National League 1879-1884; American Association 1887-1888; American League 1900; American League 1901.
- Ballpark: Kennard Street Park 1879-1884; National League Park 1887-1888; League Park 1900-1901
Following the 1899 season, Ban Johnson moved the Grand Rapids Furniture Makers to Cleveland to fill the spot left by the Cleveland Spiders when the National League contracted four teams after the 1899 season. Initially the team was called the Bluebirds, the name was soon shortened to the Blues on account of their all-blue uniforms. The Blues played in the 1900 American League before it became a major league. They finished sixth but had some fine performers. OF Ollie Pickering (.324/~.350/.386) led the AL in runs (117) and hits (194, 23 ahead of the runner-up), was second in steals (49) and was third in average. 1B Candy LaChance hit .302/~.341/.400 and swiped 39 bases. Bill Hart (18-15, 2.60) and Bill Hoffer (16-12, 2.93) led the rotation. The following season, the team was unofficially known as the Bronchos.
|1879||National League||27-55||6th||Jim McCormick|
|1880||National League||47-37||3rd||Jim McCormick|
|1881||National League||36-48||7th||Mike McGeary/John Clapp|
|1882||National League||42-40||5th||Jim McCormick/Fred Dunlap|
|1883||National League||55-42||4th||Frank Bancroft|
|1884||National League||35-77||7th||Charlie Hackett|
|1887||American Association||39-92||8th||Jimmy Williams|
|1888||American Association||50-82||6th||Jimmy Williams/Tom Loftus|
|1900||American League||63-73||6th||Jimmy McAleer|
|1901||American League||55-82-1||7th||Jimmy McAleer|
- Russell Schneider: The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia , Temple University Press, Philadelphia, Pa © 1996